The University Libraries' Three Minute Thesis competition served as the inspiration for "Speak Up!" a competition that challenges undergraduate CMU students to discuss weeks of research in three minutes or less. Seventy-five undergraduate students competed in this year's competition on July 12 in front of a panel of judges that included Dean of University Libraries Keith Webster.
Pardon our dust! The existing carpet on the third floor of Hunt Library will be replaced starting on Monday, July 31. The third floor will remain open, but study seating may be limited as the study carrels are moved for carpet installation. This work is expected to be completed within the week.
Effective July 1, Scott Weingart joined the University Libraries as Program Director, Digital Humanities. Scott has been with the university since 2015, when he joined CMU as the university’s first digital humanities specialist. In his new role, Scott, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in information science and history of science at Indiana University, will continue to support digital humanities research at CMU as a member of dSHARP, CMU's new collaborative center for digital scholarship, humanities, and arts.
Keith Webster, dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected as the new Vice Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) for the 2017-2018 term, which will begin on July 1, 2017. In addition to his position as dean at Carnegie Mellon, Webster has a courtesy academic appointment at the University's H. John Heinz III College. He has also been a leader within NISO, having served as a Director and most recently as NISO's Treasurer.
In 1964, five freshmen arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women’s bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong…as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University.
Millennials grew up using technology at an early age, but when it comes to academic reading they prefer print materials over digital formats.
The finding comes from a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Reference & Instruction Librarian A. M. Salaz, alongside researchers from Qatar University and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The work builds on prior research showing that in many cases students perform better academically after working with print materials.
Vivian Davidson Hewitt (MM 1944), retired chief librarian, art collector and distinguished awards recipient received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Carnegie Mellon University’s 120th Commencement, Sunday, May 21.
Hewitt has enjoyed an illustrious career as a prominent librarian and African-American art collector.
The CMU Libraries' Excellence Awards Committee is accepting nominations for awards from the CMU community through May 26, 2017.
A transformative renovation of the Sorrells Engineering & Science Library in Wean Hall has significantly expanded the amount of space to support student learning needs. The renovated library re-opened at 8 a.m., Jan. 17 and a grand opening is planned for February.
As of Jan. 17, final tweaks are still being made to the space, including:
We are excited to announce that Phase 2 of the renovation of the Sorrells Engineering & Science Library will take place over the coming winter break. As a result, Sorrells Library will close at 6pm on Friday, December 16, and is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, January 17 at 8am. Read more about the closure and project.